Fraught with Froth

Froth

Luke 8:17
New Living Translation (NLT)

17 For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all.


Froth

There is a froth
That we’ve come to adore,
Sitting atop a latte
Makes us want more and more,

As we sit and slowly sip
With friends and family,
It makes us think
“How sweet life can be!”

But there is a fierce froth
That’s quite different indeed,
That’s caused by the waves
As they roll in, then recede,

This churning and swirling
Wreaks havoc on the beach,
Bringing up what’s been hidden
What’s been just out of reach,

Our lives are all filled
With such things hidden away,
That will be revealed by the Light
On some future day,

Perhaps it would be better
Than another latte in hand,
To fall on our knees
And confess while we can,

Then life will be sweeter
Sweeter than any libation,
Because we heeded His warning
And accepted His invitation.

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

How quick You are to forgive, if we will but repent. Thank You for Your most generous invitation to life. May all who read this accept it and live.


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An Essence of Luminescence

Luminescent

Exodus 34:29
New Living Translation (NLT)

29 When Moses came down Mount Sinai carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn’t aware that his face had become radiant because he had spoken to the Lord.


Light in the Darkness

Fill me up, Lord
Make me overflow,
Emitting Your presence
Everywhere that I go,

Like a tiny lighthouse
Luminescent in the night,
Guiding sailors homeward
With its welcoming light,

The waves pound the shoreline,
The wind tears at the sails,
We’d surely be lost
Except Your love never fails,

So throw out the lifeline
To those who are adrift,
And bring them on board
By the power of Your gift

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

Without Your light we would be in hopeless darkness. Yet, You are here with us, just as You promised. Thank You for the Light.


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In the Middle of the Rush

Rush

Psalm 39:6
New International Version (NIV)

6 “Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom;
in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth
without knowing whose it will finally be.


R…us…h

Somewhere in between,
We dwell at such a pace,
We lose ourselves in time,
We lose ourselves in space,

There are so many things
That led us far astray,
We wander in a maze of life
And often lose our way,

We lose our hope,
We lose our trust,
Then we run the race
In complete disgust,

If we could but stop
And take a break,
We might find strength
And this mad race forsake,

But the sirens call
And we must dance,
Unless on a new cadence
We take a chance,

And hear a call
From up above,
“Be slow to run”
“But rush to love”

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

Call to us from on high that we might hear Your voice and stop the madness. Thank You!


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Thwart2

Isaiah 14:27
New International Version (NIV)

27 For the Lord Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him?
His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?


Culicidated

I sat down to write
Perhaps the greatest post of all,
Made up of words and thoughts
To move both great and small,

Words of such great passion
That hearts would skip a beat,
And pictures of such beauty
To make it seem complete,

Minds would surely be in awe
Of all that I had said,
But most of all they’d be impressed
With the ideas within my head,

But alas it was not meant to be
Since my creativity became distorted,
As a single mosquito buzzed around my ear
And my masterpiece was thwarted!

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

No plan of Yours can be thwarted. Nothing that You set Your mind to can be stopped. Therefore, Lord, set Your mind on us and bring to fruition the good plans You have for each of us. Thank You!


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On the Way Up

Inchoate

Philippians 1:6
New Living Translation (NLT)

6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.


Inchoate Knowledge

The first step has been taken
On the journey of a lifetime,
But we cannot stop there
If we wish to complete the climb,

Each day we set out
In the faith that we possess,
Not knowing if we will triumph
Or fall into distress,

Growth can be a painful thing
And progress very slow,
It’s good that our reward is based on faith
And not on what we know,

So hold on tight to what is good
For that day will not wait,
When we must be fully grown
And not be inchoate

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

We call upon You to lift us up, to teach us Your ways, and to bring us to the completion that You have for us. we are Your people but we are lost without Your Spirit. Thank You, Lord for making us whole.


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You Haul It?

Haul

Matthew 6:25-27
New Living Translation (NLT)

25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?


Hauling Around Our Worries

Whether we’re on a long haul
Or one that is short
No matter what type of vehicle
We use for transport

If we’re carrying a load of turnips
Or a chest full of treasure
Whether we do it for money
Or strictly for pleasure

We’re toting a heavy load
To which we are bound
Unless we find a way
To lay it all down

So before all that baggage
Gets you down in your back
Let go of your troubles
And start to unpack

There’s really no reason
To worry or fret
It hasn’t changed anything
At least not yet

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

We come seeking refuge from this dark world. We come seeking Your kingdom. Everything we need lies within Your walls. Please bring us ever closer.


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Don’t Get Left Out in the Cold

frigid

Romans 10:14-15
New Living Translation (NLT)

14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”


Who Will Go?

I am numb!
Bitterness has taken its toll,
And left me here all alone
With nothing but an empty soul,

Too weak to care,
Too tired to stand and fight,
No more tears left to cry
About my hopeless plight,

If there were but a chance
To end this frigid fate,
I’d grab hold of life once again
And end my sorry state,

I hear there is a god above
That cares for you and me,
If it’s true I would not wait
To pray he’d set me free,

But I do not know the way,
I do not know just how,
Must I be a better man
To appeal to him somehow?

Please come to me with the cure
If you know what I should do,
Time is running oh so short
For me to start anew

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

Send forth Your laborers to the field for the harvest is great. Be with us and direct our path. Guide us to the purpose for which we are called. Thank You!


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Churning

Churn

Philippians 3:13-14
New Living Translation (NLT)

13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.


Better to Live with the Churning We Know

My mind won’t let me rest
As I churn in secret fire
Held by past regrets
That fill me with their ire

Though I lie upon my silky bed
betwixt sunset and the dawn
My tortured mind will not cease
These hellish nightmares that it spawns

Could I but cause it to stop
For one moment of precious time
I would close my eyes and shut out the world
And fall fast in sleep sublime

But the agitation will not end
It’s been going on since I was born
I guess if it ever did go away
I’d be even sadder and more forlorn

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

You are our hope. In You is found the greatest of prizes. We turn from the past and set our eyes upon only You.


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Set My Eyes on the Prize

Explore

Job 12:7-10
New Living Translation (NLT)

7 “Just ask the animals, and they will teach you.
Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.
8 Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you.
Let the fish in the sea speak to you.
9 For they all know that my disaster has come from the hand of the Lord.
10 For the life of every living thing is in his hand,
and the breath of every human being.


Go Ye Exploring!

Wouldn’t we all like to be an explorer?
Set sail on the open seas,
Plot a course to an unknown destination
With just a dream and the force of the breeze,

Follow the sun from morn’ to evening
And navigate by the stars at night,
Driven on by the spirit of wanderlust,
The adventure’s our treasure and delight,

Or maybe you’d rather scale a mountain,
Challenge both the body and mind,
Reaching for heights so amazing
Up where even eagles are hard to find,

Then again you could dive in the ocean,
Down where the sea monsters hide,
Be the first to swim to the bottom,
You’ll be persistent and not be denied,

Or blast off on a rocket sent to the moon,
Set free from the grip of gravity,
Then gaze at Earth from whence you came,
And ponder “how small that ye be”

After all of these adventures are o’er,
Maybe you’ll consider all that you’ve seen,
And you’ll decide to explore the maker
Of everything seen and unseen,

And wouldn’t that be quite a treasure,
To discover the creator of all that you saw,
Who guided you by the sun and the stars,
And filled you with wonder and awe

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

We want to be explorers. We want to seek You out and find You. We want to find the greatest treasure of all…You. Guide us Lord, to where You are.


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Brightly Shining

Radiant

Matthew 5:14-16
New Living Translation (NLT)

14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.


Becoming Radiant

I am radiant
Yes, it’s true
I’m so very full of light
I don’t know what to do

I found the secret long ago
When drugs and alcohol ran free
Back then the darkness had me bound
And I could hardly see

But a little light shone through
Then slowly it took hold
It took away my self-doubt and shame
And renewed my aching soul

So let a little sunshine in
Every time you get a chance
And before you know what happens
You too will be filled with radiance

© 2018 by William Pierce


Father,

You have given us Light for Darkness, Life for Death, and Righteousness for Sin. We are blessed beyond reason. We praise You and give You thanks. Please be with us always.


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